Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Tea Time

Living in South Africa offers many new experiences. Some I quite enjoy others not so much but it keeps life exciting. One of my enjoyments of this British culture is tea-time. Tea-time is a time during the day where people take a break from the busyness and share a cup of tea together, in my case it is a mug of coffee.

Various topics of conversation are spurred on by tea-time. Some witty, some controversial, others encouraging, many whimsical, light and fun, others difficult, sad and even tragic. Tea-time is a time to “share life” with a friend. What could be better than a conversation with a dear friend while sharing a legal stimulant?

I have found the world of blogging similar to that of tea-time. A highlight of my day is to sit with my coffee and peruse other blog spots. Topics range from light and witty to contemplative and even challenging. It is like being invited to a friend’s home and sharing life with them.

To those I have invaded upon your blog-spot, thank you for having me for tea. I have quite enjoyed it, even stuck my two-cents in now and again. Ahh, I will no longer be known as “anonymous” when leaving a comment. You will now be graced with the shining faces of mi familia. I hope you will not view my comments or blog as an intrusion but an opportunity to share life together.

Come on over to my spot for a cup of tea, coffee or beverage of choice!

16 comments:

Molly said...

Beautiful! I love that even if you are in S. Africa and I'm in Tulsa, OK we can still take part in the day to dayness of each other's lives... Welcome to blogdom. : )

Beth said...

Oh Michelle, it is beautiful! So looking forward to tea time with you! I think I'll be bringing a diet Coke . . . or an IBC Rootbeer. :)

Anonymous said...

Just great, Michelle - what a neat idea. You are an amazing and wonderful daughter with many talents.
Love Mom

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to be able to keep up with the Franzen Family by your blog. You know the kids will be asking when Skyler will be doing one!!! :) I will be checking in daily for tea...although I will probably be drinking a coke. Love you all and miss you so very much!!!
Shonna

Shanygne said...

Yeah!!! My tall glass of ice water and I salute you!! You are welcome to have tea time with me any day!!

Love, Shanygne

Lily said...

Yea! I get to get a glimmer of life in Africa...Skylar looks so grown up! Anyways, my friend and her father are coming to Johannesburg in November, so if you need anything, let me know and I will send it to you :) The Chi saved me from bad hair days!

Candi Hester's Kokomo Blogs said...

This is so great! Ilove it! I started a blog on blogspot serveral months ago in response to a fitness challenge I did. Yeah, I blogged for a total of a few days. By the way, you NEVER have bad hair days! Grace asked me the other day if you were coming again to play in the leaves? I almost bawled! Miss you tons!!

michelle arnold said...

Yeah!!!! You have a blog now. I am so excited. You are a great writer, too! I wish I could be in S Africa with you every now and then and have tea time face to face. But this will be a good subsitute.

Looking forward to checking in with you on the other side of the world. Boy, I wish the internet existed when Rod and I lived in Peru. That would have helped me a lot. It makes the world seem smaller, doesn't it?

Happy blogging!

gaylafriend said...

Hi Michelle! Found you here via Molly Olsen's xanga site! South Africa... I had no idea. How wonderful for you! You can visit me at www.xanga.com/gaylafriend Hope to see you there soon! Hello to your family!
Gayla

gaylafriend said...

Oh, I meant to comment on your blog too! I love tea time. It's an Aussie thing too... again handed down from the British. Only in Australia they call it a 'cuppa' as in, cup-of... whatever you want to drink, as in, "Would you like a cuppa, darling?" (Mick's step-dad says this to his mom every afternoon- so cute.)

Shanygne said...

Yes! She did! I am so sorry that i forgot to thank you earlier!

She loves it! She takes after me, and loves purses/bags... and anything from Skyler is a treat. Thanks again!

kelly said...

Yahoooooooo!!!! I am SO excited that you've joined the blog world and I look forward to glimpses of your life. I also have tea time every afternoon...but I call it "she's down for a nap and there is finally peace and quiet, how much can I get done on my never ending list?" time. The problem is that I'd much rather catch up on my friends than do something off my list...so the list just grows...but my heart is happy to share time with you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle! We miss you guys... if our timing on this baby was any later we would be in S. Africa this Jan. We'll get there eventually though. Tell Rich I said hi! I was working on sound for an event the other day and thought "this is a Rich problem" and was wishing he was around to solve it for me.

Leah

Anonymous said...

Great to have a daughter who is a "writer!" (prophetic, yes?) Tea time seems it's mainly for the opposite sex but I'll contribute now and then. I never get tired of hearing about my favorite daughter and my grand kids and of course happy husband, Rich! What a family!!! I am truly blessed. I miss South Africa and those beautiful people,too. Pleasure!

Anonymous said...

...Star Wars? Really?

Janelle said...

It's so good to get connected with you guys again! You have a beautiful family. Say hi to Rich from Z!